Instilling a love of books with children is so important and reading to them at bedtime and during the day is so important. But, you can extend this love even further by connecting their favourite books even further and making learning fun. Since 2012 we have co-hosted The Virtual Book Club for Kids here on Rainy Day Mum doing just that. Bringing books alive and connecting classic and modern storybooks for kids with crafts, activities, and recipes. As we head into the new academic year I’m excited to announce this year’s and invite you along to bring books alive connecting and creating with your kids.
The Virtual Book Club for Kids
If this is your first time discovering The Virtual Book Club for Kids then a little about it to get you started. Each week we post on a Monday with a new activity based around the weekly theme with our featured book. The activities are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers with some that will work with those just starting school as well.
Activities can be found here on Rainy Day Mum plus on a number of co-hosts each week and we provide it really easy to find by linking them up at the end of the activity. Our activities here are a mix of mathematics, learning to read, write and spell, science, arts and crafts, and recipes.
One of the questions that come up frequently is the fact that the featured book can’t be found easily at the local library is out of stock on Amazon when you go to order. No worries as I also provide additional suggestions each week which you could use to fill a book basket for your child or children or exchange for the featured book.
Your Learning Team
The Virtual Book Club for Kids is organised by a fantastic Learning Team.
Kristina the founder of Toddler Approved, Kim of The Educators’ Spin On It and myself have been coordinating book choices and theme selections whilst inviting education and parenting writers to join us creating the activities that we share with you bringing you the best ideas to engage your children and encourage a love of books that we hope will last a life time.
2017 – 2018 and The Virtual Book Club for Kids
This year’s book club is exciting and full of fun themes that we hope that you and your children will enjoy participating in each week – you can find out more about how you find out the weekly activities and more at the end – we try and focus on seasonal themes where appropriate as well as others that will work year round.
Helping you plan ahead we release the themes 2 months at a time giving you ample time to get prepared and organised yourself. Then every Monday here on Rainy Day Mum and on the other sites from the learning team a new, fun and engaging idea is published.
This page will be updated throughout the year with the latest themes and feature book as well as linking through to this year’s activities as they go live.
Your Themes and Featured Books for the Year
We have included affiliate links to amazon to make it easier to join in with the Virtual Book Club for Kids if you wish to purchase this year’s books
Starting on September 11 we will be working to the US academic year and will break for US festivals and celebrations if they fall on a Monday.
Apples with 10 Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
Leaves with Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
Acorns and Squirrels with Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
Farm with Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Monster with Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Pumpkins with Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino
Witches & Potions with Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
Bats with Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Bedtime with Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Transportation with Freight Train by Donald Crews
Ornaments with Merry Christmas Mouse by Laura Numeroff
Gingerbread with Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
Reindeer with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
How can you Participate in the Virtual Book Club for Kids
It’s so easy to join us this year with the Virtual Book Club for Kids.
Subscribe to Get Your Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids Activities in your Inbox
The easiest way is to sign up to our newsletters and get your printable version of the book list and then wait until the next week’s theme when you will receive the latest activity with further book suggestions and more activities in your inbox.
Join the Facebook Group
Come and socialise with us in our Facebook group where we will be sharing activities, further book suggestions and be around to chat and talk about connecting and engaging with books.
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